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FBLA Wins at Regional Conference!

March 9, 2016

The Menchville branch of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) had over 20 students place in the top 3 in a variety of categories at this year’s spring regional competition. The competition was held Saturday, March 7th, at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center in Hampton.
Business and personal finance teacher Adrienne Caldwell says “This conference is for business students to expand their knowledge and compete regionally against other schools. Menchville came out full force!” Students can compete in multiple ways, for example, Baking and Financial Systems, Business Calculations, and Business communication involve taking a test ahead of time. Whereas, categories like Future Business Leader and Job Interview  involve sending in resumes and participating in a mock interview at the competition. “We did better than any other school in the region! I’m proud of the kids,” says club advisor Diane Zawadzki.

3rd Place
Banking and Financial Systems – Denica Obis and Chandler Perinotti
Entrepreneurship – Kiana Donaldson-Tory and Cameron Grimes
Introduction to Business – Jacob Batcha
Introduction to Business Procedures – Landon Shaw

2nd Place
Business Calculations – Radell Lewis
Business Communication – Courtney Marble
Business Law – Malik Eley
Economcis – William Moore
Management Decision Making – Ashley Wegner and Lucas Wells
Marketing – Katelynn Cherry and Taylor Moore
Securities & Investments – Cheyenne Fleming

1st Place
FBLA Principles and Procedures – Ian Nelson
Future Business Leader – Brooke Kempa
Global Business – Hailee Stepp and Christopher Wiliams
Insurance & Risk Management – Lizette Pereira
Introduction to Business Communication – Joshua Lawrence
Introduction to Financial Math – Stuart Paine
Job Interview – Allison Scherner
Parliamentary Procedure – Hannah Mathias, Tristan Ledford, and Sydney Gaylor

Students receiving 1st or 2nd place awards will move forward and compete in the State Competition in Reston, VA during Spring Break.

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